Detroit Film Theatre


WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKIN’ ABOUT HIM?)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

USA/2006-directed by John Scheinfeld (117 min.)

At last available for viewing in the U.S., this revealing and passionately crafted documentary about the legendary singer-songwriter who died in 1994 features a wealth of previously unseen archival footage, and mesmerizing interviews with such pivotal figures in Nilsson’s life as Randy Newman, Brian Wilson, Robin Williams, Eric Idle, Jimmy Webb, Richard Perry, Tom and Dick Smothers, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Al Kooper, Mickey Dolenz, Terry Gilliam and Dustin Hoffman. Surprising, stirring and evocative, Who Is Harry Nilsson? is a loving and insightful tribute in which, as Variety so accurately put it, “the answer to the title is provided distinctly and definitively.”